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Start date: Jan 1, 2015, End date: Dec 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

VIVIfy is born to support European health systems handle the challenges of efficient care provision and system reorganisation, and meet future needs, related to an ageing and frailty society, through the search for formulas that improve quality of life, putting in value the positive effects of sport and exercise programmes. Establishing synergies among sport, health, social care, and education systems in five EU countries, partners design a program for old people above 70, that promotes the practice of physical exercise to improve strength, gait ability and balance, while frailty and falls are prevented. To comply with this, the project proposes to enhance the promotion and prescription of a multicomponent exercise program, involving professionals of different fields, such as doctors, nurses, practitioners, trainers, sport technicians and managers, homecare assistants or retirement homes´staff. These professionals will work on the promotion of physical exercise, and receive updated training on the tools and techniques to identify frailty and fall-risk factors, helping old frail patients implement strategies for a healthy ageing, based on multicomponent exercise programmes. Through the transnational work plan, partners will detect good practices of work with older people, that have proven to be successfull in participant countries. They will agree on a program of basic multicomponent exercises based on the use of the Internet and New Technologies for patients at home, so that they can develop the exercise programme alone, and the design of clear exercise protocols for professionals to be performed with the patient hospitalized in their immediate environment (bed, bedroom, hallway, ground). The protocols will include automated pre physical exercise rules, born from all knowledge exchanged during the work done, that help professionals to detect patients who have absolute contraindications to the practice and recommend it to others.VIVIfy lasts 24 months.
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